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killed these people including an 8-year-old boy martin richard of door close -- doorchester. >> tell us about the investigation. >> good morning, the boston marathon attack is the first successful bombing in the united states since the september 11th attacks. president obama now says that the full weight of the u.s. government is behind the search for who is responsible. >> authorities this morning are pouring over this dramatic video at the finish line for clues, bomb technicians are studying bun marks on bricks and concrete and in hospitals doctors are collecting pieces of shrapnel that were blasted into bodies. >> they will look at the components and tell them if this is someone that put this together over the internet or is this a bombmaker? >> officials believe these were two small and portable devices, possibly hidden in a backpack,
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one working theory they were remotely detonated by a cell phone the. >> it has the indications of being al qaeda or al qaeda-affiliated attack. >> there are no suspects. officials are tracking multiple "persons of interest" including a man of middle eastern descent being treated at a local hospital. president obama urged against a rush to judgment not using the word "terrorism" but vowed justice for those responsible. >> make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this. we will find out who did this. we will find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice. >> cities across the country this morning are on high alert for other potential plots, officials say if you see something, say something but the best advise is keep living your
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life. >> i realize there is no one in custody but is there anything at all that points to the work of international terrorists in this attack? >> officials point out it is significant that no group or individual in this case has claimed responsibility for the attack. they are pouring over the imprint of the bomb trying to compare it to past bombings, other bombs in the so-called catalog. but one thing about april this months what a hit of domestic terrorism. you will remember the 93 attack, stand off in texas at compound and in 1995, the oklahoma federal courthouse so officials are looking at international leads at this point. >> a bay area 6th grader waiting for his mother to cross the mother line is hospitalized this morning. recovering after the surgery to remove bomb shrapnel from his
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leg, is expected to were hospitalized from ten to help ten days and is in intensive care. doctors are not sure of the extent of the damage to his leg. he was waiting do take a picture of his mom crossing the finish line when the first bomb went off. his dad was in the stands and found him lying on the ground in all chaos. abc7 news reporter will have a live update from martinez in 30 minutes. >> bay area woman was among many who ran in boston marathon finishing 45 minutes before the explosion and went to her hotel and there was talk of another possible explosive device. >> people are afraid to go upstairs because it is more than 25 stories and we just got word that they found another explosive device in a different hotel so the hotel starts --
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starts taking people in. it was very somber. and upsetting, really, because it just went from being an amazing and exciting and positive day to, like, heartbreaking. >> april did not find out about the bombings until she got text messages and facebook questions about it from her friends. >> a recent poll shows the majority of americans are still worried a great deal about the possibility of a future terror attack. in a march poll 63 percent of americans say they are worried about an attack. a few polls taken in january found that 71 percent of americans say defending the united states from terrorist attacks should be a top priority for president obama. the issue of national security has been a top priority for at least 70 percent of americans when the poll has been taken since 2002. >> the i.r.s. says that boston area taxpayers will get an extension on filing their firm
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returns. taxes remain due today in massachusetts because yesterday was a state holiday. >> google is being praised for action in the minutes after the bombing. the internet giant created a link called person finder entering name and contact information about runners and people along the racecourse for the public to view. the service came in handy because cell phone service was nonexistent for several hours. >> you can give information about a runner, as well. >> we will bring you continued coverage of the boston bombings and our news reporter is in boston with the live reports later today on abc7 news tweeting updates on abc7 with a slide show on our website at >> much more on the boston bombing stories straight ahead but right now we get you out the door with a check on the weather forecast. >> mike? >> we are looking at dry conditions on live doppler 7 hd, everyone.
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it will remain dry for the next seven days, we will talk about the winds gusting fattest right now, santa rosa up to 26 miles per hour, and fairly at 22 and novato at 18, with half moon bay at six at sfo. these are going to get faster as we head throughout the afternoon. our fastest winds are along the bay shore and along our beaches where they will get up around 30 to 35 miles per hour but the cartinez strait where we could have gusts up to 40 miles per hour from about 9:00 this morning until 5:00. so that is where the winds will be the most dangerous. it is still going to be cool to mild with a high of 68 at the bay and 69 inland and 58 at the coast. now, a check of traffic. >> good morning, with the bombings of boston we have heightened security across bart and other mass transit on our bridges. right now we have a live look at walnut creek in the east bay as you take the drive southbound 680 coming up on 24, plenty of tail lights as you head closer
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to the junction. as we take a look at the drive coming from marin to central san rafael, that is a decent drive, as well, so, southbound 101 is clear making it to 580 and further to sausalito and over the golden gate bridge. what we do have, though, is construction back to the east bay along highway four, the southbound on-ramp to eastbound 4 is going to be shut down for a couple of months and the construction project is starting today so what you can do is take leland road to railroad and that will curve around and redebt you to highway just. 580, the drive is decent already but we are seeing some slow downs at 51 miles per hour over the altamont pass and loosen up as we get closer to livermore. >> next at 5:00, the amazing medical breakthrough bringing new home to people suffering from kidney diseases. >> 78-year-old man 5' from a boston marathon explosion was
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the first to fall. >> this is the sorn right new in boston, what was the finished line area, the city is waking up today as america's latest terror target. our coverage will continue in a moment.
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>> covering san rafael, south bay, pleasant done and all the bay area, this is abc7 news.
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>> welcome back at 5:13. breaking news for you, iranian state-run tv reports 40 people have been killed in a strong earthquake near the iran and pakistan border at 7.5 earthquake was centered in a sparsely populated areas 26 miles from the pakistani border. the preliminary magnitude is at 7.8 by the united states, a week after a 6.1 earthquake hit on iran's persian gulf coast killing 37 people. >> back to the boston bombing, among the images that are resonating across the nation is one of the runner knocked to the ground. you can see the power of the blast pushed bill to the ground, the 78-year-old from washington state says the explosion happened five feet away from him. >> i got 15 feet of the finish marker and a terrible explosion,
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so loud it just deafened everything and the shockwaves must have hit my body and my legs started going like noodles and i knew i was going down right there. >> tough stuff. he got back up and finished the race. he then walked back to his hotel. >> happening right now, oakland police are looking for a man who posed as a maintenance worker to molest a seven-year-old girl on saturday afternoon at an apartment on 10th street. he ran off when the girl extremed l is a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest in this case. the suspect is described as white man in his early to mid-50's at 6' tall weighing 160 with a skinny build. the man also had paint in his hair and on his pants. >> identity theft started out as a small-time crime, with a family member stealing your credit card number but now it is
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big decision. the justice department says the number of malicious programs written to steal your i.d. has grown from a million five years ago to an estimated 130 million today. scamers have figured out it is easier to hack a bit and get thousands at once rather than going from computer to computer picking them up one at a time. a single credit card number could sell for between $10 and $50 and a no limit american express card member can sell if hundreds of dollars. >> a new warning from the food and drug administration over an ingredient found in dietary supplements which is dmaa, promoted as a natural way to enhance athletic performance and speed up weight loss. it can cause increased blood pressure, shortness of breath and cardiovascular problems and heart attack. the agency has received 86 reports of illnesses and deaths associated with products containing this dietary supplement. >> medical news from
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massachusetts, researchers have grown a functioning kidney in the laboratory. doctors have grown other organs but kidneys are complicated and the most in demand organ. the structure of proteins was left behind and they pumped in cells from the paint which bonded with the structure and the whole thing was put in an oven and then the kidney successfully produced urine all done in a rat but the organ was only 5 percent as effective as a real one researchers say it is very promising. it is estimated that 100,000 people are waiting for kidney transplants. >> it is a start. improvements will come later. now a check on the forecast. >> you made that sound so easy. so easy. >> like a cookbook. >> they made it look easy but a
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lot of hard work went into it. >> it took a long time to figure out where the wins will be fastest because don't want to see damage like the last couple of days. especially the last week. 5:17. live doppler 7 hd shows it is dry weather continuing to dominate the weather. the bay area water in the ocean, the area highlighted right there is a small craft advisory starting at 1:00 o'clock which afternoon through 9:00 p.m. with wins around 20 to 30 miles per hour coming from the northwest and well have choppy seas and choppy bay as we head to the afternoon and evening hours. right now we are looking from mount tamalpais and sausalito in 9 foreground and san francisco and down to the san mateo bridge, with beautifully clear air which is chilly this morning. temperatures are running in the 30's and 40's and by the afternoon, sunny and breezy and warmer than yesterday. leader and cool tonight and we
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will have dry and warmer weather through the weekend and the warmth will try to spill to the coast. you have been left out with the latest warming trend. 40 in walnut creek and palo alto and 45, 46, or 47 in mill valley, san jose, oakland, and san francisco. as we look from our roof camera, toward the port of oakland under the bay bridge, 36 in santa rosa and 35 in napa, and you can see the winds have come in the sheltered valleys and they are so much cooler. 42 at concord, and still blowing in fairfield and 52 degrees, almost 17 degrees warmer than napa, to the west. here is a look at high pressure, starting to slide down? barely tight gradient between the low and the high so it will be breezy. as we head into tomorrow, the high will continue to rollover us and we will have calmer conditions. upper 60's in the south bay and mid to you per 60's on the peninsula and mid-to-upper 50's at the coast ask a brisk day and
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mid-to-upper 60's through the north bay valley and mid-50's at your breezy beaches and we will have mid-to-upper 60's and breezy conditions long the east bay shore and calmer in the east bay valley and upper 60's. the seven-day outlook shows by tomorrow temperatures away from the coat above average and we will stick in the mid-70's around the bay and flirt with 80 inland through the weekend. have a great day. leyla gulen? >> good morning, at 5:19. we have construction in daly city that will be blocking and headed away from highway one to skyline boulevard until 7:00 a.m., and it could slow you down a littlibility and in shows, everything is moving along at top speed at 85 from cupertino not giving us any problem. in santa clara, locking clear and 101 as you head out of san jose northbound into san mateo and further north to san brew flow and clear for you. a quick look at the travel time, 16 minutes headed from antioch
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to concord and look clear at 580, no congestion to slow you down teach, and 25 minutes headed away from central valley and into dublin and 880, 12 minutes to go from 238 to oakland is looking clear. here is a look at the bay bridge toll, traffic is moving clearly and nicely into the san francisco area. kristen and eric? >> 5:20. american airlines take as big step to exiting bankruptcy and the bloomberg business report coming up. >> the scene in boston right now, the finish line area of the boston mayor then the city is waking up as america's latest terror target with coverage continuing in a moment. [ male announcer ] now we can all be at the corner of "just another prescription" and "sweet, something just for me." because walgreens balance rewards
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>> good morning to you, the "san jose mercury news" is looking if a new home and is looking for a buyer for the 37-acre campus and will search for new office space in the silicon valley for the new staff, advertising and business operations. printing and production of the paper will move to concord and hayward plants. some production jobs if san jose will be cut while jobs will be added in the east bay. no word on an asking price for the headquarters. >> taxes were due yesterday but the i.r.s. is being extra sensitive to what people in the boston area are going through. >> jane king at the new york stock exchange has more on that and how investors are monitoring the situation in boston in the
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bloomberg business report. >> we will see if stocks can bounce back or not after taking a hit as the boston marathon tragedy unfolded, stocks, yesterday, suffered the biggest one-day decline since november with america and raw materials falling the most. economic growth in china also was a factor. the i.r.s. announced they are giving boston area taxpayers more time to finish their tax returns with extensions according to the associated press are given on filing and on payment. >> american airlines is taking a big step to exiting bankruptcy, with the parent filing a plan to file chapter 11 as it moves closer to an official messager with us airways. and carnival will reimburse the united states for costs relatessed to breakdowns of cruiseships and the senator rockefeller pressured them to foot the bill. they call the payments "voluntary." at the new york stock exchange, i am jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> coming up on 5:26, and a live
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look from the east bay, with high definition back to the west and talk about how today will be different than yesterday, fremont is at 65 and seven degrees warmer and oakland and santa rosa are six degrees warmer than yesterday. if you head to the game, not so cold but pretty darn closed as the a's and astros start at 7:30 9. a few showers in the sierra and it will be cloudy by the time you get there with temperature at 41 in tohos and dry in southern cal and 67 in los angeles. >> quiet drive and accident free on the golden gate bridge coming from marin county and into san francisco, a few headlights. as folks make their way into the city. as we take it to our maps i will tell you about a nice drive in vallejo and along highway 37, not a problem out there, but it
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is cleared to 101 and further to the south, on the east bay, you can see 880 looking clear but it looks like 238 is slowing a little bit at 30 miles per hour, both in the morning and southbound direction and the dumbarton bridge not seeing any problems taking you into east palo alto. >> the tragic attack in boston is on the mines of hollywood. the proof came last night during "dancing with the stars" with hosts before the show offered their thoughts and prayers. when the dancing began, oakland native and disney star and her partner got two, 10's, the first of the season and one 9 for the argentine tango dedicated the top score to everyone in boston. it was a very emotional show. you can see the results on "dancing with the stars" tonight right here on abc7 news starting at 9:00. >> just ahead, a city shaken to
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its core. we go live to boston where investigators are racing do find a terrorist. >> precaution hire to keep you safe for a bay area foot race and what you
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. the morning after the unimaginable. we continue to follow breaking news from boston. so far, no one has claimed responsibility in the bombings at the boston marathon. the death toll stands at three. the number of injured is 145 in the attack that has the nation on alert. we will have complete coverage of the latest developments from boston but two breaking news stories here. the 9-1-1 system is down for
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santa clara county. can you call 9-1-1 on your cell phone and get through but your land line is down. we will have more on this information and the fix that verizon is trying to make. a young victim is dead in the fire in san jose, a seven-year-old girl trapped inside a burning building and two other people were hurt. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live with more on the story. >> a heartbreaking story for the family living inside this home. we are lending from the victim's grandmother that her name was mariah gomez. the home is across from the japanese american museum in downtown san jose. the call came at 11:30 an outbuilding in the rear of the home was on fire. possibly someone was trapped. it took ten minutes for firefighters to gain entry. when they went inside they found
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the body of the seven-year-old mariah inside. firefighters say the girl's four-year-old sister was sleeping in the building near her and she escaped with her hair on fire burning the she ran from the structure into the main house and told her grandmother. she is hospitalized at this hour as is an elderly man who was near the fire. firefighters say it has been an extremely tough night for family and friends and for the firefighters who responded here. >> we have to sit down and do a debriefer for the guys but this is not about us, it is about the family. it was a tragic thing that happened. they lost a of althoughed -- a loved one. we will provide any support they need and hopefully the neighbors can assist.
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>> her family is now returning to the home where the fire happened. they will speak to us in a few minutes about a beautiful little girl who lost her life in the fire. fire investigators are still on the scene trying to figure out exactly how this tragic fire happened. >> new details this morning in another deadly fire in san jose that broke out at 8:30 on south daniel way. officials are saying the fire claimed the lines of two memorial, an elderly woman was pulled from the home but died and the man would body was found in the rubble, no word on the identity of either victim. >> right now to the boston bombings, federal, state and local thunderstorms are doubling a massive vision to determine who is responsible for the deadly double bombing at the boston marathon. we are joined live from boston
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to show you where things are now and the latest overnight developments as we wait for the 6:30 briefing our time. >> it is a difficult morning in boston. today, resolution democrats put on a brave face heading back to work after the city was rocked by bombs. >> this morning the city boston is on heightened alert. thousands were celebrating patriots day running in the mayor then and a few yards from the finish line at 2:50 p.m. the first bomb explodes. >> multiple people are down. i don't know the cause. stand by. >> chaos ensued amid the smoke. seconds later, another explosion. >> but of smoke and ultimate chaos and everyone running. >> i saw quite a few casualties. i saw a guy with his legs gone
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at the need and ankles and feet were missing, shrapnel wounds on people the side of their head. not good. >> the bombs went off four hours after the start of the race 2350 to 100 arias apart. first responders rushed to scene and local hospitals quickly mobilized. some victims were transported by wheelchairs and stretchers. one official said it looked like a war zone. three people were killed and more than 140 were injured including an 8-year-old martin richard dead. a makeshift memorial was set up outside his hope. president obama was notified in minutes and promised action. >> i'm confident that boston will pull together and take care of each other and move forward as a proud student and -- proud city and the american people are with them every step. >> bomb techs are coping over forensic evidence for any clues.
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>> officials are searching multiple "persons of interest" including an individual who is at a hospital being treated for wounds. they are trying to check out a person who was seen trying to get in a secure area five minutes before the bombs went off. >> this morning we have new home video showing the second blast that was shot in the viewing stands directly across from the where first bomb had just gone off. this video of the second bomb is new this morning and you can see it first people were stunned. someone began shouting "get out of the stands." people then left the stands quickly but without panic. >> this morning an 11-year-old martinez boy is hospitalized with shrapnel wounds from the blast. he was in boston do watch his mother compete in the race.
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abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live in martinez with that part of the story. >> we are at his school, martinez junior high school. it will be a i'll before he become. his mom wrote he will be in the hospital for another seven to ten days for follow-up surgeries. the 11-year-old was at the finish line in boston. he suffered from shrapnel wounds that pierced his leg to the bone. he and his dad were there waiting for his mom. they were there to support her. friends in martinez have been in contact with the family. >> he was waiting for his mom to go through the finish line to take pictures of her. shortly before she got there the bomb went off. >> you never think something like this will happen to someone you know or care about but when i does, you really do realize
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how precious life is. this is the first boston marathon and friends say he was very excited about the trip. on her face book cage, she writes he is in i.c.u. but he is stable and has had surgery and will have another round surgery tomorrow. he is a 6th grader at martinez junior high and will tell 12 in a couple of weeks. live in martinez for abc7 news. >> abc7 news spoke by phone with several bay area runner whose rant race including a well-known marathoners from ross. dean was at the spot of a bomb 20 minutes before it went off. >> this was a wave of terror not sure which way to turn, where was safe, what was going on. it was kind of a numb -- it was sure -- surreal.
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surreal. >> it was some we are and upsetting going from being amazing and exciting and positive to heartbreaking. >> april is one of many who traveled from the bay area to boston to run the race. >> we are getting a view of the explosions from a runner who was moments away from crossing the finish line. someone post video on youtube of their bother running the race seconds before the explosion. she was wearing a camera on her head when the bomb went off down the street. that woman was not hurt. obviously, she did not finish the race. >> in california, police agencies are on a state of heightened alert and asking all of us to be vigilant urging the public to report anything that appears out of the ordinary. the chop says it has a process for handling any threats and works closely with other
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agencies to coordinate a response. officials in san francisco are talking about security with organizers of next month's bay to breakers race and the safety of the participants and spectators is always the first priority and over the next few days they will assess plans and procedures to make sure everyone is as safe as possible. bay to breakers is set for may 19 and brings tens of thousands to san francisco. >> security was stepped up at sporting events in the bay area because of the boston blast. the a's and warriors played in oak last night with an increase in security. as usual, fans at the game went through metal detectors and a's fans had their bags searched. behind-the-scenes bomb enoughing dogs swept through both venues. the mans everyone not deterred. >> in a big crowd after something like that, it can make you nervous but i have noticed an extra security presence.
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>> i will not change anything we do. >> despite extra security some say they still notice occasional lapses with a few fans able to walk through the front gate of the coliseum before the game. we will bring you continuing coverage of the boston bombings. our reporter is in boston with live reports later today here on abc7 news and she will tweet updates. we have a slight show of the bombing aftermath at at 6:30 f.b.i. will hold a briefing for us and abc7 news will carry a special report with a gma team anchoring that bringing the latest at 6:30. >> from the south bay this morning, we have a hazardous material situation at a pg&e
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transformer. thousands of gallons of oils leaking but it is being contained. we will bring you the latest information on this as it becomes visible. >> a lot going on this morning and not the least of which the winds are die down. mike nicco? >> they did come overnight as we expected but we could pick up this afternoon. areas in tan including the cartinez strait and the democrat that communities where we have the fastest wind starting at 9:00 this morning, ramping up all the way through 5:00 and they could gust define 35 and 43 miles per hour and they will be sustained from the northwest at 20 to 30 miles per hour. as far as right new our fastest wind gusts in fairly at 22, and santa rosa at 26 and 18 in novato and half moon bay and starting off in the 30's and 40's and maybe 50 around san francisco and in the 60's away
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the coast by noon and upper 60's through the afternoon hours pulling back into the low 60's by 7:00. total sunshine today. leyla gulen? >> as we take you back to the altamont pass where traffic is building the drive out there will be further hampered because of the stalled big rig westbound 580 at the off-ramp c.h.p. has reportd there is not a big rig tow available so it could be stuck for some time. when you head into livermore, you are down to 39 miles per hour and it stays slow into dublin. in hayward we have this stall southbound 880, one lane is blocked. finally, a look at drive along 4, it is slammed and 27 miles per hour but we have a closure southbound leverage road to eastbound highway four. kristen and eric? >> coming up the impact of the boston bombings in the air and what travelers can expect today. >> police chase through san
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francisco and overnight shooting that led up to a high-
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>> covering san rafael, south bay, pleasanton and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> breaking news, iranian
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state-run tv reports that at least 40 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake near the iran and pakistan border. the 7.5 earthquake was centered in a sparsely populated area about 26 mile away from the pakistan border. the united states geological survey puts it at 7.8 a week after the 6.1 earthquake hit the persian gulf coast. >> continuing with boston bombing, bay area runners are returning home after the tragedy. traveler would flew into san francisco international airport from boston last night arrived shaken. they say before taking off the pilot offered anyone who was too upset to travel to get off the plane if they wanted. mike from san francisco is thankful he ran in the time he did, a set back could have changed everything. >> i had an extra hour added to my time and we would have been
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there. it is quite a realization to think that something so brutal has occurred at a place we were at literally an hour before. >> people arriving from chicago say they had learned of the bombings in mid-flight from the pilot. they were then ordered to stay in their seats and if they had to go to the bathroom they had to get permission. >> san francisco police are questioning more than half a dozen people after someone shot an undercover police cover. eight people were detained at around 1:00 o'clock a.m. after the incident began as a chase. an undercover officer drove by a group of suspicious people in three cars and investigators say someone shot at the unmarked police car as it made a u-turn. no one was injured. >> now over to mike nicco and see if we can warm it up a notch. >> a little bit today.
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if you are away from the coast we will have warmer-than-average temperatures and 70's and 80's are the norm moving forward after today. today we just get back to average after being so cool. live doppler 7 hd is dry and we will be dry all seven days of the forecast. and you can see the area shaded this, the bay, the delta, and, also, the immediate coast, a small craft advisory starting at 1:00 o'clock this afternoon through 9:00 with wins blowing from the northwest at 20 to 30 miles per hour. now, the forecast. it will be sunny, breezy and warmer. clear and chilly tomorrow. dry and warm afternoons headed to the week. this is how it looks now from sutro tower looking at san francisco to the east bay hills. san francisco is at 46. along with oakland at 45 in san jose, and walnut creek and palo alto the cooler spots at 40, and mill valley dressed for 46 degrees. from our roof camera you can see the bay bridge and port of oakland and temperature is
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coolest around santa rosa and napa and mid-30's and fairfield is a breeze at 52 and 42 in concord and dressed for 39 in los gatos and high pressure is trying to slide in behind this system still in the wake or the void left but it is having a slow go of it and that is why it will not be so fast, the winds, but they will be out there and still be a little chilly compared to average in a few areas. we are in the mid-to-upper 60's and 68 in san jose and morgan hill and as far as the peninsula we will be in the mid-to-upper 60's and mid-to-upper 50's along the coast and low-to-mid 50's downtown and mid-50's at the beaches and we will have mid-to-upper 50's along the east bay shore and upper [sic] headed to the east bay valley and a last look at today's forecast to 7:05 first pitch at the coliseum and the astros, 59 and dropping to 53. the seven-day outlook shows 70's
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away from the coast and 70's and 80's through the weekend. >> we are getting a report an overturned big rig in foster city southbound 101 to eastbound 92. it is not causing delays but we will watch the accident as more details become available. the drive along the maize in the east bay as you drive from berkeley westbound the drive is loading up on 580 junction. in the toll, look at that, extra traffic out there, sun is coming up behind the mountains with extra company now you are making it into san francisco. >> thank you, coming up at 6:00 a.m., live from boston we will hear from our news reporter with what she has learn on the deadly bombing attack. >> what bay area police are doing to reassure people we are at safe as we can be in the
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>> security is heightened at bay area landmarks including the guantanamo bay. the police chief of for says the officers are out in force to reassure the public. >> officers in san francisco police department are assigned a patrol or a uniform and put out on the street. we are reassuring the public we are out here. bart police will not talk about specific security plans but a
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spokesman tells passengers should expect to see more security on trains and platforms. s, we want do update you on two breaking news stories, first, land line phones in the 9-1-1 system are down in the unincorporated area of santa clara county. >> we will have more details on that much of coming up as well as another breaking news story. right now, a check on the forecast. mike? >> we will talk about pollen. do you have allergies? it will gather you again today. tree pollen is high and moderate for grass and ragweed is very high. we are getting closer to average temperatures and oakland is 68. two degrees cooler in live more at 67. san francisco is at 62 and san jose is 68. napa is 68, three degrees cooler-than-average and redwood city is 66, five degrees cooler-than-average the last day below average temperatures. and the snow showers in the sierra, they will fade quickly
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as the morning turns into the afternoon. mostly cloudy in tahoe and the fastest wins from chico and sacramento to fresno, upper 70's and los angeles is 67 and increasing sunshine and 60 in san diego. we have a new crash with an overturned big rig in san mateo approaching eastbound 92. so far, we are starting to see a little bit of volume building, one or two lanes are blocked out there and on the other side of the san mateo bridge we have this going on, on the nimitz, northbound 880, before highway 92, a car fire. that, has like it could be slowing traffic down. speaking of which, here is a look at the san mateo bridge, a high wind advisory with traffic actually on the bridge is not too bad. >> two breaking news stories, the land line phones, 9-1-1 system down in the
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unincorporated area of santa clara county to gilroy. very important, but you can still call 9-1-1 open your cell phone. the fire stations can not even make calls. so verizon said it went down at 2:00 a.m. and they are working on the program and it could be a fiber optic issue. >> following breaking news in san jose, there is a hazardous material situation at pg&e substation. a couple transformers leaked installation oil from the cooling systems and the spill involved thousands of gallons of oil. it is contained. it is not leaking. >> next, chaos in boston. our fuzz reporter is there and we will hear from her in the next hour. >> who could have carried out the attack? new details on what investigators did to try to track down the bomber. >> we are live from the south bay where an overnight fire has claimed the life of a young girl
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> it is just about 9:00 in the morning in boston. this is a live picture of the area where two bombs went off yesterday at the finish line to the city's iconic marathon. >> f.b.i. agents search a home in suburban boston and will hold a news conference in less than half an hour with new information. >> breaking news this morning from the south bay where firefighters are investigating a deadly house fire that claimed the life of a young bay area girl. it is 6:00 on this tuesday. thanks for joining us. we will have more on the fire in san jose in a moment but, first, the latest overnight developments from boston.
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>> the f.b.i. is not speculating yet on a motive or who may have carried out the bombings yesterday at the boston marathon. officials say up to two unexploded bombs were also found near the marathon course but they were safely disarmed. our reporter is live in washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen and eric. the boston marathon attack is the first successful bombing in the united states since 9/11 with no suspects. officials in washington, dc, say an aggress ever search is underway to find who is responsible. authorities this morning are pouring our the dramatic video at the finish line if clues. bomb technicians are studying burn marks on bricks and concrete and the hospitals, the doctors are collecting shrapnel. they are looking at the components to tell if this is someone who put this together over the intent or a bombmaker. >> officials believe these were
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two small and portable devices possibly hidden in a backpack. one working theory is they were remotely detonated by a cell phone. >> it has all the indicators of being al qaeda or al qaeda-affiliated attack. >> there are no suspects. officials are tracking multiple "persons of interest" including a young man of middle eastern descent being treated at a local hospital. at the white house, president obama urged against a rush to judgment. not using the word "terrorism." he vowed justice for those responsible. >> make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this. we will find out who did this. we will find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice. >> the cities across the country remain on high alert for other potential plots. officials advise if you see something, say something, but they say the best a

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